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Business Briefs

Business Briefs — September 2019

State OKs Kadlec to add 67 inpatient hospital beds Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland received state approval to add 67 inpatient beds to its hospital license. This raises Kadlec’s capacity to 337 beds. Under the approved certificate of need from the state Department of Health, Kadlec plans to phase in the additional beds over…

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Networking — September 2019

NEW HIRES Derek O’Konek is the new principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Richland. O’Konek joined the district in 2013 and has helped implement various programs at Jason Lee aimed at building connections with the community, creating a positive school culture and improving student academic performance. He also was an assistant principal at Badger Mountain…

Business Updates

Business Updates — September 2019

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Chills Froyo and Custard has opened at 2909 S. Quillan St., suite 140 in Kennewick. The restaurant serves a variety of frozen yogurt, custard and…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — August 2019

Longtime restaurant family to open new eatery in Columbia Park A longtime Kennewick restaurant soon will be serving golfers-on-the-go, as well as those who want to relax on a patio featuring river views in Columbia Park. CG Public House and Catering will open Bite at the Landing at the Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex in late…

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Networking — August 2019

NEW HIRES Alexandra Mickelsen has joined PS Media Inc. in Kennewick as a digital account executive. She is a graduate of Washington State University and has a degree in strategic communication and a minor in business. Dave McClure has been named Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s chief audit executive. He has most recently been an auditor on PNNL’s…

Business Updates

Business Updates — August 2019

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Academy Mortgage has opened at 8033 W. Grandridge Blvd., Suite A in Kennewick. The company offers of home loan options including FHA loans, VA loans,…

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Networking — July 2019

NEW HIRES • April Castañeda, a senior executive with 20 years of experience leading human resources programs at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been named director of human resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Castañeda joins the Department of Energy laboratory after serving as assistant vice president for equity and equity investigations at…

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Business Briefs — July 2019

Retiring Richland schools chief hired on for next year The Richland School Board determined that “it is in the best interests of our schools that Superintendent Dr. Rick Schulte continue leading our district during the 2019-20 school year.” Board members approved a one-year extension of his contract during the June 25 board meeting. He had…

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Business Updates — July 2019

NEW BUSINESSES 3 Farmers Tasting Room has opened at 590 Merlot Drive in Prosser. The business offers wine tastings for labels by Valicoff Estates, Roxboro Vineyard and Farm Boy/Farm Girl by Smasne Cellars. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Contact: 509-781-6233. Barrk Pet Wash has opened at 710 George Washington Way, Suite…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — June 2019

Partnership helps Hanford contractor close data center The U.S. Department of Energy has retired an old data center and installed a new, more efficient system that reduces information technology costs by up to a million dollars over the next 10 years, thanks to a partnership with the Benton and Franklin County public utility districts and…

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